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Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Joe Duder, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. joarthur


    Sep 25, 2006
    I'm sorry, Phillip. I've seen that look. It's so hard. Jim
  2. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    thanks joe
  3. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Sorry for this Phillip. I have been there a few times. Love them everyday and carry that love with you when they are gone.
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  4. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I'm so sorry for your loss, Phillip.
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  5. prom52

    prom52 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2014

    Susan and I were saddened to hear that Maximus had passed. The loss of a beloved pet & companion is never easy. I hope both you & Kylie can find some solace knowing that you were able to help him find peace & be at rest. While we never actually got to meet Max the pictures you've shared over the years gave us a clear impression that he was one cool dog.

  6. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    thanks Shawn
  7. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Thanks Peter
    He will be missed
  8. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Phillip I’m sorry brother. 20 yrs ago, one of my best friends lost a boxer...he took it very hard. And he’s such a tough guy (the baddest dude I know). My brother painted a portrait of that dog, which I will include after the text, to represent the special bond that boxers (and any breed) can have with their family members.

    I went through a similar situation with our dog last year. We kept him going for almost 1.5yrs after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma and a front limb amputation. His name was Max. I carried him to the vet table at the end.

    Thanks for sharing those great pics. You’re in my thoughts and prayers @VANCE .

    Last edited: Apr 7, 2019
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  9. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Thats a great tribute Jason
  10. varga49


    May 1, 2016
    Phillip, i was shocked to hear this news. Like a lot of us who are posting here, My mans best friend Japanese Akita had to be put down for pretty much the same disease. I know this is tough for you guys. Hang in there Brother!
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  11. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Please hang in there, it is never easy, but our memories of a pet, who is also a member of the family, will make you smile. We recently had to put our Yorkie down too.
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  12. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    So sorry for your loss Phillip. It's tough seeing an animal, especially one that's a family member, sick or injured. While not as difficult as the decision you made, I'm sure it was tough watching that illness progress.

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  13. SneezySky

    SneezySky Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2017
    Dogs become so much a part of our families ... so sorry to hear of your loss.
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  14. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    @VANCE, sorry to hear this. the best way to deal with it is to get a new pup and you'll love it like the last. When we picked up Creed's baby brother, I was unsure, but hopping I'd be as close to him as Creed. I've found myself loving them both the same.

    Love you brother,
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  15. KP


    Oct 24, 2011
    Sorry for your loss
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  16. schmittie


    Nov 28, 2009
    @VANCE you are breaking my heart Phil. I’m so sorry for the gap in your family. It’s such a hard loss to cope with. I have been and will continue keeping ya’ll in my thoughts.
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  17. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    My condolences Phillip, I'm sorry for your loss man.
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  18. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    Hey Phillip @VANCE ,

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your best buddy Maximus. I know how tough that is. It has been three years since I lost my best friend Jessie “J-Dog.” I didn’t even think of getting another dog for a couple of years after that.


    Last year the time finally seemed right to look for a new dog. We waited for the right female Labrador puppy from a breeder we liked. We had a choice of two. My wife chose “both” so that the sisters could stay together as playmates.

    This is Amber & Cody from a few months ago standing on the memorial spot where Jessie is buried. They seem to know that is a special place to me.


    It takes a while to get over a big loss. New life and new experiences will bring you joy again when the time is right for you. I hope that season of happiness comes back soon for you.

  19. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    @Comprehensivist thanks for the kind words Phil

    those two cute pups have to be a handful
  20. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    @VANCE I know how you feel my friend. It's been 6 months now since our little guy moved on. Time will provide healing but keep those memories close to you. We brought Caesar back home with us. He is with us everyday. Now Maxi is with him and my other dog shadow and all the other animals that have moved on from our life. They are having a hell of a time!! I'm pretty sure of that.
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